Taking Supplements- Between Meals, With Meals? – Easing the Confusion

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Many patients when they initially visit our office are confused about how they should take supplements that they have self prescribed. Should they be taken with meals, away from food, before bed, in divided doses? First, we assess the supplements a new patient is already taking to determine whether there are harmful combinations, toxic doses of certain components, ineffective forms … Read More


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  Ingredients: 1 cup buckwheat groats 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 carrots, diced 1 cup fresh or frozen broccoli (I used organic, frozen broccoli rabe) 1 can organic adzuki beans Tofu, organic & firm 1 Tbsp. olive oil   Instructions: In one skillet, prepare buckwheat groats as directed on package In another skillet, sauté onion & carrots in olive … Read More

Treating Incontinence, Painful Intercourse and Mild Prolapse without Medication or Surgery

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By: Dr. Sally Machin Issues such as urinary incontinence, mild uterine or bladder prolapse and pain with sexual intercourse can be the results of an imbalanced pelvic floor. There is a solution to dealing with this imbalance. It’s called Holistic Pelvic CareTM, and was developed by Tami Kent, a physical therapist specialized in women’s pelvic care and also the author … Read More

Easy Lentil Stew

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Ingredients 3 cup green french lentils, rinsed 5 tbsp olive oil 1 large yellow onion, finely diced 3 celery stalks, finely diced 3 carrots, chopped 6 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 28 oz can organic tomatoes, diced with juices 1 quart  … Read More

Conscious Coffee

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By Dr. Angela Karvounides Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee each day. The average American adult ingests over 10 pounds of coffee per year. The magnitude of these figures illustrates that the coffee industry not only has a tremendous impact on our economy, but also on our health. While we all know that buying organic comes at an additional … Read More

African Pineapple Peanut Stew

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Ingredients: • 1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped or minced • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 1 bunch of kale • ½ cup organic peanut butter (make sure there is no added sugar – the only ingredient should be peanuts!) • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (if allergic to soy, try 1 tablespoon Tobasco or … Read More

When MTHFR is not the answer

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By Dr. Angela Karvounides In recent years, the gene, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, better known as MTHFR, has well-achieved its 15 minutes of fame in popular media for it’s role in many biological processes and a variety of different medical conditions. Genetic variations of this gene are present in 60% of the U.S. population. MTHFR polymorphisms are associated with increased risk of … Read More

10 Day Detox!! I Did It!

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By: Allison Reynolds Day 9: I honestly can’t believe that I’m one day away from finishing this program. It was tough at times but I feel absolutely wonderful (and the weight loss was an added plus!) I’ve learned a lot about my body and what it needs to feel well and perform on a daily basis. I liked having energy … Read More